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Unit Three Vocab

Unit Three Quiz Study Guide: Ancient Rome

Republic Form of government in which voters elect officials to run the state.
Dictator Absolute ruler.
Consuls Chief executives elected to run the government in ancient Rome.
Veto Refuse to approve, as in a bill or law.
Checks and Balances System of government that prevents any one part of the government from becoming too powerful.
Patricians Powerful landowners who controlled Roman government and society.
Plebeians Farmers and workers who made up most of the Roman population.
Punic Wars Three costly conflicts between Romans and Carthaginians over control of the Mediterranean and overseas expansion.
Pax Romana Period or Roman peace from the beginning of Augustus's reign until the death of Marcus Aurelius.
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